October 1, 2022


Youth trendy style

Galleries: London’s oldest purchasing mall needs you

Burlington Arcade
Photograph © Andrew Dunn

Some 12 retailers are at the moment empty in London’s Regency-interval Burlington Arcade, which runs involving Piccadilly and Bond Street and is appropriate beside the Royal Academy.

Built in 1918, Burlington Arcade is London’s oldest procuring mall and belongs to the billionaire Reuben brothers, who purchased it for a documented £300m in 2018. Now, it is targeting art galleries as foreseeable future tenants to fill the 12 empty units. They would be a part of a blend of luxury items purveyors which includes jewellers, superior-finish footwear and style retailers.  

Spearheading the process of locating the galleries is David Rosen of the brokers Pilcher London, who is also responsible for internet marketing the artwork spaces in Cork Street. Each individual Burlington Arcade unit delivers all over 1,000 sq. ft of house spread in excess of four flooring, with about fifty percent of that located on the ground ground. Rosen does not want to reveal pricing, declaring it will count on the duration of the lease and dimensions of the units, but fees are “in line with the market” he emphasises he is “flexible” in negotiations. Nonetheless, yet another agent is giving two models, just one of which, measuring 940 sq. ft, is marketed at a rent of £100,000 (plus just about £113,000 in organization premiums) for each annum.

“I’m hunting for the right mix of great, independent artwork galleries,” Rosen tells The Art Newspaper, pointing out that each device is “a self-contained bijou building” in the prestigious locale.

One tenant who has previously taken two retailers is Saatchi Yates, whose substantial principal gallery is just across the highway in Cork Street.